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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr M Walsh, suspended over concerns regarding patient treatment

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There has been recent media coverage, including on the BBC news, regarding Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Michael Walsh, who was suspended from practising at Spire Healthcare (Leeds) in 2018 over concerns about the standard and appropriateness of the treatment he provided.

We have been contacted by some of Mr Walsh’s former patients, who were first made aware of concerns about Mr Walsh’s practice when the Spire Hospital conducted an internal investigation into the care and treatment provided by Mr Walsh. They were amongst a number of patients invited to attend a meeting at Spire Healthcare (Leeds) to have their care reviewed. The Spire Hospital has publicly stated that their findings have been shared with the Care Quality Commission and the General Medical Council.

Our review of the cases we are involved in raised concerns about, amongst other things, the standard of treatment provided by Mr Walsh when treating upper limb conditions (shoulder, wrist and hand), the appropriateness of repeated or prolonged steroid treatment and whether he was keeping up with modern day techniques and surgical products.

If you have received treatment from Mr Walsh and believe you have received substandard care and/or treatment and feel that your recovery has been adversely affected by this, please contact Lisa Whitworth, a specialist solicitor who works in our Clinical Negligence Department. Please direct any enquiries to 0113 345 2385 or complete an online enquiry form which can be found above or on our contact page.